13 days in Pacific Northwest & Vancouver Itinerary

13 days in Pacific Northwest & Vancouver Itinerary

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13 days in Pacific Northwest & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Olympic National Park, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Tampa, United States

2
nights
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle holiday builder site .

Tampa to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Seattle is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Tampa, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Granville Island, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver itinerary planning app .

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Vancouver, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

3
nights
Olympic National Park, United States

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, and kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Vancouver to Olympic National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Olympic National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Cannon Beach, United States

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 10th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Olympic National Park to Cannon Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Oswald West State Park ©
Oswald West State Park

2
nights
Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, walk around Laurelhurst Park, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in September: highs in Portland hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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